Poetry Tow Truck 45: Have a Drink On Me

A glass full of leaves. (Oh, a mojito, I am told...)

Being someone whose idea of a good, stiff drink is a cold Diet Coke, I am often amused by the pervasiveness of alcohol in our social culture, and I am espeically amused by the names of cocktails. For today’s poem, use a list of drink names (this is just one of many you can find online) and copy down 5 or 6 phrases. Here are 6 of my favorites from the linked site:

Fuzzy Logic

Heart Stopper


Silver Bullet

Scarlet O’Hara

Milk of Amnesia


Try to write a poem using at least three of the phrases but NOT as the names of drinks.

If you want a bit more of a challenge, write the poem ABOUT drinking, but still using the phrases in another context.

Bottoms up!

5 thoughts on “Poetry Tow Truck 45: Have a Drink On Me

  1. I love this prompt! (I have actually written many an intentionally BAD poem–as in, humorous–using drink names, some terribly raunchy. The drink names, not my poems. Um, er, except that, yes, given the drink names…there was some bawdiness.)

  2. Pingback: Poetry Prompt[s] in Case You Aren’t Doing PAD or NaNoWriMo — Friday Freeforall « Margo Roby: Wordgathering

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